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Today I'm sharing with you a project I made a couple of days ago as my regular Spotlight Feature over at the STAMPlorations Blog. This time round I wanted to highlight how to heat emboss with stencils especially since my ARTplorations stencils, the new additions to the STAMPlorations Shop, had just arrived in the post the same day, and I had to have a play. I don't know about you,but I always love using my new 'toys'. :-)
Here is the card I made ...
This is a really quick and easy project to make, simply attach a piece of pink card to the reverse of the Leaf Prints stencil, sponge watermark pigment ink all over, remove stencil and heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Add some Perfect Pearls and heat set, emboss the sentiment (Sugar Rush, our current Stamp Club set, and Bold Sentiments: HELLO or Boxed Blooms) in white on a piece of vellum, layer up as seen and finish off by adding a few sequins.
I love the shimmer on the leaves when they catch the light, of course you could use any colour embossing powder for a more striking contrast.
Below are a couple of more photos capturing the subtle shimmer of the embossed leaves.
As always, there is a craft-along video tutorial giving you some extra hints and tips as I go along.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CASology - Friend - I hope that the subtle pattern with the simple sentiment is still CAS enough
Less is More - Friends
4 Crafty Chicks - Best Friends
In The Pink - Pink & Pearlie, Ranger perfect pearls adds Mother of Pearl finish to embossing, hope this counts
Uniko Studio - Love and Friendship, Gillian and Sarah from Sazzle Dazzle encouraged me to link up, hope it's ok given that I used the STAMPlorations watermark. if it is a problem please feel free to remove the entry. x
That's it from me for today. Hoping to be back tomorrow with some more inspiration for you ... until then ...
Regal Rose card stock by Stampin'Up!
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Watermark Pigment ink, white and clear embossing powder, vellum, sequins and stamps from the following sets: